Lucky Stuff by Sharon Fiffer
(Jane Wheel Mystery)

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Officially divorced, antiques picker and private investigator Jane Wheel finally faces the reality that she needs to sell her house, which means clearing out her extensive--and beloved--antique collection. While it's a daunting task, the preemptive move proves worthwhile when her house sells in one day. Finding herself suddenly homeless, Jane heads to her hometown, Kankakee, Illinois, to find that it, too, has been turned upside down.



Lucky Miller, a little-known comedian, is staging what he calls a comeback. It's all part of his plan to break into showbiz by making it seem like he's always been a big name. Suspicious of what Lucky's trying to prove and why he's chosen to prove it in Kankakee, Jane's mother, Nellie, hires Jane to investigate. But why does Nellie care? Lucky would sure like to know, so he, too, calls on Jane to find out. Still, Nellie may be the least of his problems when a driver on his crew turns up dead hours after claiming that Lucky tried to kill him.



With the charming and dogged Jane Wheel at the center of another clever puzzle, Lucky Stuff is an outstanding addition to Sharon Fiffer's popular series.



 

About Sharon Fiffer

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SHARON FIFFER collects buttons, Bakelite, pottery, vintage potholders, and other killer stuff. The author of seven previous Jane Wheel mysteries, she lives near Chicago.
 
Published September 18, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 317 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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So Jane stays with her parents in Kankakee, a quiet Illinois town suddenly energized by the return of a former resident, second-rate comedian Lucky Miller, who’s filming a roast for himself.

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In Fiffer’s charming if lightweight eighth Jane Wheel mystery (after 2011’s Backstage Stuff), antiques picker Jane decides it’s time for a new life, now that her son has gone to boarding school.

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He asks Jane to help research missing pieces of his past while Jane's mother Nellie also asks her to investigate Lucky.

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